World roundup: October 2 2023
Stories from Niger, Ukraine, Haiti, and elsewhere
TODAY IN HISTORY
October 2, 1187: Jerusalem’s garrison, led by Balian of Ibelin, surrenders to Saladin.
October 2, 1944: The Warsaw Uprising ends with the Polish resistance defeated. Estimates vary, but over the two month conflict the Nazis killed upwards of 200,000 civilians and expelled hundreds of thousands more from the city. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000 Polish resistance fighters were also killed against at least 2000 German soldiers (with several thousand more MIA).
Syrian media is reporting that unidentified airstrikes in Deir Ezzor province wounded two soldiers late Monday. This is presumably an Israeli attack though of course the Israeli government won’t confirm that. This would be the second Israeli airstrike in Syria in as many days, after a Sunday morning incident that reportedly targeted an arms shipment near Damascus.
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